March 25 is Our Spring Open Art Studio!

It is time for our Spring Open Art Studio and to welcome the spring season:

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Sunny Bay Arts’ studio (sign-up for our e-newsletter on our homepage at http://sunnybayarts.ca/ and you will receive an e-mail with the Studio address!)

Come to our Spring Open Art Studio for some fabulous Spring- and nature-inspired artwork and photography! Enjoy some light refreshments and beautiful artwork!

Barboria’s New Portrait, ‘The Maren Girl’

Barboria Bjarne is pleased to share her newest portrait in pencil, ‘The Maren Girl’.

Barboria Bjarne – The Maren Girl. Pencil. 12″ x 16″.

New Photos Showcasing a Winter Wonderland!

If you have not yet seen our new collections of beautiful winter photos posted on our website this week, then make time for it now! Visit Barbori’s new winter photos by clicking here: Barbori’s Winter Photos and see Barboria’s new winter photos on this page: Barboria’s Winter Photos.

If you would like to purchase any of our photos as Greeting Cards, Stock Images or on a Canvas, please call us at 403-252-0792 or send an e-mail to info@sunnybayarts.ca.

Barboria Bjarne – Silver Bells

Barbori Garnet – Frosted Berries

Take Small Steps to Reach Art Goals

Take steps each week and month to reach your personal and professional art goals in 2017! Below are some suggestions to help you get started on the right path:

1) Send out those e-mails and make those calls to prospective clients to let them know about your artwork
2) Schedule art shows and exhibitions for your artwork, photography or sculpture
3) Collaborate and work together with other artists to reach a larger audience or complete a project you have always wanted to do

Use the above ideas as starting points for assisting you in sharing your art in 2017 with your audience!

Make 2017 Your Year of Art and Creativity

Set yourself a goal of making 2017 your most art-filled and creative year yet! Try a painting or drawing class; take music lessons; or go to the theatre for a play or concert. Whatever it is that you may like to try to grow your creative skills and abilities, take a step forward and give it a try.

We at Sunny Bay Arts look forward to helping you reach your creative and art goals in 2017! Make sure to check back regularly for upcoming exhibitions, new artwork, and art classes.

Christmas Wishes from Sunny Bay Arts

Barboria and Barbori would like to wish you a Merry Christmas with family and friends, and best wishes for a very happy New Year 2017!

Photos from our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22, 2016

We would like to thank everyone who came to Sunny Bay Arts’ Fall Open Art Studio on October 22, 2016! We appreciate it that you took the time to come and view our artwork, greeting cards, and photos. It was a great afternoon of art, snacks, tea, and conversation. Please enjoy the photos below taken at our Fall Open Art Studio:

Our artwork on display during our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22.

Our artwork on display during our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22.

Greeting cards and artwork ready for visitors to view at our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22.

Greeting cards and artwork ready for visitors to view at our Fall Open Art Studio on October 22.

Enjoy the Summer Beauty!

A beautiful summer flower in our garden.

A beautiful summer flower in our garden.

Take the time to enjoy the summer beauty of flowers, green leaves and grass, and beautiful blue skies and white fluffy clouds! Let the beauty of summer inspire you in creating artwork that is beautiful, inspiring, and uplifting!

Our Favorite Artists!

Today is a shout out to some of our favorite artists in Canada and the United States:

~ Andrea Slack, Alberta artist
Website: www.andreaslack.com/Facebook: www.facebook.com/AndreaFineArt

~ Keya Majmundar, Texas artist
Website: www.pixels.com/profiles/keya-majmundar.html/Facebook: www.facebook.com/keyasart

~ Jennifer de Weber, Washington state artist
Website: www.jenniferdeweber.com

~ Laura Skoglund, Wyoming artist
Website: www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/laura-skoglund.html?tab=artwork

~ Jim Pescott, Alberta artist
Website: www.jimpescott.com

We hope you take some time to visit their websites and Facebook pages to get to know the artists and their work!

Creative Venues for Artwork

Showcasing artwork in creative venues can add to a viewer’s experience of seeing and interacting with art. Some creative and unique venues to display art include:

– gardens
– hotels
– theatres
– artists’ open studios
– hospitals
– health centres

Showcasing artwork is not limited to gallery walls or windows. Instead, treat viewers to an art experience they will not forget by choosing a creative and unique venue to display your art.